Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Providence Medical Center mourns loss of Cardiologist

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- In a press release issued by Stormont-Vail HealthCare this week, it was announced three people were killed in a small plane crash Sunday night in suburban Chicago.

The release indicated Tausif Rehman, M.D., Cotton-O’Neil neurosurgeon, and Ali A. Kanchwala, M.D., Cotton-O’Neil pulmonologist, and Dr. Kanchwala’s wife, Maria Javaid, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, were aboard a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron when it crashed in a vacant lot in a Palos Hills neighborhood.

“It is with a heavy heart we have learned of the recent passing of Maria Javaid, M.D., a cardiologist on staff at Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital,” said Randall G. Nyp, Chief Executive Officer, Providence Medical Center/Saint John Hospital.

“Dr. Javaid was a kind and caring physician on our staff who connected with her adoring patients with great listening skills and thoughtful input.  Our deepest prayers are sent to her family and our employees, physicians and volunteers who worked closely with her in the Providence Cardiac Center and other departments at our hospitals. We thank you for keeping Dr. Javaid’s family and closest colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.”

Chaplaincy and EAP services are being made available to assist staff at Providence and Saint John during this sad time.

Dr. Javaid, a board certified interventional cardiologist, joined the Providence Medical Center Medical Staff in 2008.  She was also a member of the Saint John Hospital Medical Staff.

A Memorial Service will be held honoring Dr. Maria Javaid, Dr. Ali Kanchwala and Dr. Tausif Rehman this weekend:

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m.
Az-Zahra Center, 8350 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas